Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

6311 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School serves 1,312 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School's student population of 1,312 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
83 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#120 out of 1343 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
21%
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Black
3%
33%
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White
61%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
1%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas W. Pyle Middle School's ranking?
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is ranked #120 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Thomas W. Pyle Middle School often compared to?
Thomas W. Pyle Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Westland Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Thomas W. Pyle Middle School?
1,312 students attend Thomas W. Pyle Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Thomas W. Pyle Middle School students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas W. Pyle Middle School?
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Thomas W. Pyle Middle School offer ?
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Thomas W. Pyle Middle School part of?
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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